Mouse Race Night 14th March 2015!


Dear Parents/Guardians,

The Parents Association are holding a fundraising night on Saturday March 14th to raise funds to buy a set of PM+ Readers for the school. This promises to be a fun filled community night featuring MOUSE RACING and music till late.

On Saturday, March 14th at 9:30pm we will hold a Mouse Race Night followed by music till late in Reidy’s pub Newtown to fundraise for the PM+ Readers. Tickets are €5 and each ticket entitles the holder to a free bet on the night. Please email us to book your tickets.

There is also an option to take part in the mouse racing. If you would like to have your selfie adorn a mouse as he runs for the line just email your photo with your
name and contact number.

Each family will be given four tickets to buy / sell. Tickets will be enveloped and sent home with students and we would ask if monies be returned to the school in the same envelope by Friday 6th March. If you are in a position to buy / sell more than four tickets we would really appreciate it if you could do so, simply contact a member of the parents association or contact the school for more tickets. Please spread the word about our night to your friends and neighbours and we greatly appreciate your efforts in this endeavour. The mice will do the rest!

You can log on to the schools new Facebook page ‘Events Youghalarra NS’ in the coming days for the latest event information and please like it when you are there!
Above all we would love to see as many people as possible turn out on the night. This is a priority for our school and it will be of huge benefit to the children. Join in the fun and help us to raise the funds we need.
What are PM+ Readers?

PM+ Readers are books that are proven to scaffold children who are learning to read. They are used by literacy specialists for children who are at the pre reading stage through to those at the advanced reading stages and all the stages in between. The increasing levels of difficulty mirror the increasing levels of complexity used in oral language. Through targeted teaching the children will experience reading at their own level. They will learn to problem solve in reading in order to enjoy the activity for pleasure and for accessing information.
How much do PM+ Readers cost?

The teachers in our school have given generously of their own time to train in “Literacy Lift Off”. This is an intensive intervention using the PM+ readers. We would like to support them in their efforts to advance literacy throughout the school by buying these books. At an initial cost of €6,000 the books are expensive and we are calling on all of the community to help us in our fundraising.

Thanking you all in advance,
The Parents Association

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